Taman Mini Indonesia Indah, Jakarta
During sunny day under the bright and hot sun, wearing a hat and apply sunblock cream is needed. While we are happy posting for a good picture, strong wind might blow at that time. The hat is on the little girl, suddenly, it was on the water, we can not get it back.
Fondest memory: We always need to pay attention, as we travellers, we go to new places, do new things, has new experiences. If the matter is not serious, just calm down.
not miss a visit to the Taman Mini Indonesia Indah (Miniature Indonesia Park) and Ancol. Make sure, if you can travel by car, drive through 'Central Jakarta' area. Also try to plan a day trip to the Thousand Islands. And... Jakarta's night life is one of the best in SouthEast Asia so please... please... check out the cafes in Kemang area, Tenda Semanggi, and definitely the Batavia Cafe in Old Town area.
Fondest memory: FOOD... FOOD.. FOOD...
you don't have to leave your hotel/motel/a friend's house in order to get late night snack. The shop comes to you... Almost every 10 minutes an array of food sellers pass by, yell their delicacies while spreading its delicious smell. Each vendor has it's own drum, horn, music, or chant to tell people that they are here.
Favorite thing: visit the 'Keong Mas', an imax movie theater shaped like a snail in 'Taman Mini'. The imax theater screens a film about Indonesia which takes audiences canoeing up rivers and climbing volcanoes without even leaving Jakarta or... your seats!
Fondest memory: That's me and my Indonesian girlfriend, Adriani (Rini)... who was trying her utmost to be a good tour guide. And I must admit... She IS very good! Oh, and that's us outside the Disney-like castle on the grounds of 'Taman Mini'...
And here I am standing beside a typical house that you would find if you were in North Sumatra, another Indonesian province.
It's all here at TAMAN MINI.
Here's a sneak preview of the things you'd be seeing in 'TAMAN MINI'... beginning with the the province of 'Irian Jaya'.
Photo: That's me standing just outside a typical house.
spend a whole day exploring 'Taman Mini' - meaning beautiful Indonesia in miniature.
Fondest memory: I am really glad I visited Jakarta before the riots exploded into crisis level...